Oct 15, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. hollywood fantasy made real. no wonder we're all transfixed. harry houdini, evel knievel, david blaine, showmen all, but what separates daredevils from mere stunt men may be the backdrop. the tightrope walker perched over niagara falls is as compelling in 2012 as it was in 1876 or a man-made wonder, a bridge or a building or a pair of buildings. philippe petit, the "man on a wire," whose flight of fancy is all the more poignant because that wonder is gone. like petit, felix baumgartner spent years planning this jump just as others are now planning what may be the next great frontier, a journey to the center of the earth, jules verne for real to study the origins of life. less than a century ago, pilots were daredevils. >> lindbergh and "the spirit of st. louis." >> reporter: charles lind berg and amelia earhart pushing boundaries that now we take for granted. without neal armstrong, there'd be no felix baumgartner. >> that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. >> reporter: of course, baumgartner's giant leap didn't defy gravity. he submitted to gravity all the way down.
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >>> all right, coming up, david blaine wraps up his stunt in new york city. >> already? >> yeah. >> okay. the series is all tied up. the final games against the cardinals shift to washington. >> redskins' backup quarterbacks weigh in on rg3's status this sunday. dave ross has this morning's sports breakfast after the break. >> and we'll get the latest weather and traffic from gwen and julie, that's coming up next. hey, wt are you drinkin'? pumpkin coffee for the morning. and i've got my pumpkin k-cup packs for at home. now i can have my pumpkin coffee any time i want it. pumpkin's perfect. it's dunkin' with the press of a button. new pumpkin k-cup packs, only at dunkin' restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee. infringement on our lives.s like such an... how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us, again. he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising. according to an independent, non-partisan s
Oct 16, 2012 12:00am PDT
there. that would have been impressive. that would have been next level david blaine-type stuff. >> it would have been tragic for his family. >> she a baumgartner. he is a baumgartner. >> i happen to think he is a hero. it doesn't change the fact that red bull gives you a horrible after taste. if he could focus the last five years on the taste of red bull, it might have been a bigger achievement. >> maybe he would have been a real hero. we know how far and how fast he fell. i am curious to know how many explatives he had on the way down. we definitely would need to be on tape. how about you? eight million people watch this event on youtube which is an internet destination that a lot of people use if they have a computer or some sort of smart phone. >> it is an industry thing. >> will this change the way we -- look, i like how this is going. this is exciting stuff. >> it is exciting stuff. >> it is thought apparent. >> it is exciting. >> i think the world has changed forever. i consider myself something of an extreme athlete. i have done the stratosphere and i understand this is
Oct 16, 2012 2:35am EDT
. no wonder we're all transfixed. harry houdini, evel knievel, david blaine, what separates daredevils from mere stunt men may be the backdrop. the tightrope walker perched over niagara falls is as compelling in 2012 as it was in 1876, where a man made wonder, a bridge, or a building. a pair of buildings. felipe petite, the man on the wire whose flight of fancy is all the more poignant because that wonder is gone. like petite, felix baumgartner spent years planning the jump. while others are planning the next great frontier. a journey to the center of the earth, jules verne for real. less than a century ago, pie lots were daredevils. charles lindbergh pushing boundaries that now we take for granted. without neil armstrong there would be no felix baumgartner. >> one small step for man -- >> reporter: baumgartner's giant leap didn't defy gravity he submitted to gravity all the way down. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> it is nothing quite as death defying as working this show. when i think of brave, i think of you, rob. >> oh, look at me. >> don't make me go. >> deaw >> thank god my di